Shelbyville Daily Union

Education

March 11, 2014

Cowden-Herrick celebrates FFA Week

The Cowden-Herrick FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week on February 15 -22. On Tuesday, members had the opportunity to drive their tractors to school. Five members participated, of them were Chase Chandler, Alex Brunken Matt Richards, Matt Buchanan, and Alicia Adams. Wednesday was camo day and chapter cookout day, the chapter ate a meal prepared by various members and the officers in the Ag shop. Thursday was official dress day, where the officers visited grade-school students to talk about agriculture. And last but not least, Friday was Greenhand and Ag Olympics day. The first year members of FFA had their hands painted green to represent their “Greenhand Degree.” The last part of Friday was devoted to Ag Olympics. The entire Jr. and Sr. High School participated in this. It was the battle of the classes, between obstacle courses involving straw bales, to milk chugging, straw bale throws, and even the game “Tractors and Plows.” Students had a blast participating, and hopefully it encouraged Jr. High Students to want to join FFA.

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